I’m very grateful to connect with you all, especially joining you on the Technology and innovation group. As I perused through various items on the internet, an advert caught my attention and I decided I want to do this. That’s how I joined world pulse online community. Am happy that I made this decision, thanks to the creation of social media, I now have a chance of connecting and sharing with you.
My joining the world pulse online community has inspired me a lot especially with the existing personal leadership growth and development that has helped me begin networking with other leaders on a global platform; joining groups , sharing and exchanging ideas/ resources that as a leader will enable me create the ideal future for myself and my community.
For many years I have worked in various setups and after a lot of analysis and consideration I realized that the problems of girls and women in my community and in my country supersede that of boys and men and decided to help /support. The cases of inequality due to harmful traditional practices/norms such as; gender based violence, early forced marriages, early unwanted pregnancies, Female genital mutilation among other issues, have impacted negatively on them. Many cases surrounding these issues go unreported.
Discourses on issues, and raising voices of girls and women in my community will help. Through digital media people can also be educated to understand the importance of supporting girls and women education, on health matters, among other social, economic and political aspects. Today, cell phones have helped in communication. It’s a gadget that has helped all people including the uneducated in reaching out to other people. When we have other important modes of raising their voices, such as the communication media, then the many problems will eventually reduced or eliminated. That’s why my journey through digital communication is very important to me.
My goal is to improve girls’ and women’s lives socially, economically and in political decision making by amplifying their voices through digital communication for future sustainable development.
There are two very important issues that need to be considered, through digital communication to reach out to many girls and women, involve them in development activities and protect them from problems caused by harmful traditional practices as we continue finding solutions to other problems.
Technology has continued to improve various sectors of development. In itself, technology is an effective tool for development. With digital empowerment I can share the plight of many girls and women in my community and nation and find lasting solutions to their problems.
As an education and development professional, I believe in myself, my ability to help change what needs to be changed and rededicate myself to the efforts and willingness to make decisions and see people as a team considering people are important.
The most pressing issue that needs to be considered is the question how to protect the girls from my community and help them complete school. We can only have lasting solutions when we look for them and with the necessary resources.